Anchor 2016 Class 9
The Beast, His Image and His Number
The Beast Number 666
The Beast Number 666
The following transcript comprises the first few minutes of this Anchor 2016 Class 9 presentation by Pastor Stephen Bohr. I welcome you to this page and pray that you might find the videos in this series as enlightening and informative as I have found them.
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Pastor Stephen Bohr
The first thing that we’re going to do is go through Revelation chapter 13 verses 11-18 and you will notice that I have inserted in brackets certain explanations in this passage,
so I’m going to go through the passage, add those explanations, make a few a few remarks and then we are going to study in more detail all those aspects as we go along today.
So revelation 13 verse 11 reads
“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.”
9 The Beast his image and his number Anchor Bible Study Secrets Unsealed
9 The Beast his image and his number Anchor Bible Study Secrets UnsealedStudy Notes Available at: http://www.secretsunsealed.org/produc... Will Your Anchor Hold In The Coming Storm? Topics Covered in “The Great Prophecies of Daniel & Revelation” Class – taught by Pastor Bohr 385 pages Notes on Revelation 13 Church and State in Revelation 13: The Background of Daniel 2 Lessons from the Jewish Harlot of Christ’s Day Notes on Revelation 12 Comments on Revelation 13:1-10 Revelation’s Land Beast The Image of and to The Beast The Number of the Beast: 666 The Beast, His Image and His Number: The Old Testament Background The Mark of the Beast The Seal of the Living God Changing the Ordinance A Day to Remember: The Sabbath from Eden to Eden Reflections on Daniel 11 Decoding the Mysteries of Revelation 17 The Last Link in the Prophetic Chain Christ and Antichrist Catholics Protestants and Worldlings Reflections on the Pope’s Agenda WHAT IS ANCHOR? Anchor is a seminary-level course of study on the fundamentals of Seventh-day Adventist theology, taught by Pastor Stephen Bohr and guest theologians. Registration fee includes required text books and lecture handouts. Each student is responsible for his/her own daily meals, accommodations and transportation. ANCHOR’S MISSION STATEMENT The mission of ANCHOR is to settle students into the Truth both intellectually and spiritually so that they cannot be moved and to provide the theological skills to share with others the reason for the hope that is in them. “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:19-20 “Many who embraced the third message had not had an experience in the two former messages. Satan understood this, and his evil eye was upon them to overthrow them; but the third angel was pointing them to the most holy place, and those who had had an experience in the past messages were pointing them the way to the heavenly sanctuary. Many saw the perfect chain of truth in the angels’ messages, and gladly received them in their order, and followed Jesus by faith into the heavenly sanctuary. These messages were represented to me as an anchor to the people of God. Those who understand and receive them will be kept from being swept away by the many delusions of Satan.” Early Writings, p. 256 (emphasis supplied)
The expression coming up is used, for example in Matthew 13 verse 7, it’s the word ‘ä-nä-bī-‘nō’ in Greek, and it refers to a plant that is just sprouting out of the earth, which means that this nation is going to be a nation that is just having its origin at that time, around the time of the deadly wound, and it says that it came out of the earth.
This is a different place than the first beasts, the first four beasts comes come out of the waters, out of the sea, but this beast must rise in a different place because it comes out of the earth.
And then we are told that “he had two horns like a lamb…”
Now, in the book of Revelation the word lamb is used a total of 29 times and I believe that in every reference the word lamb refers to Jesus Christ, at least in 28 of the references; indisputably, it refers to Christ, and here I believe that it is related to Christ.
It has to be because the word ‘lamb’ in Revelation refers to Jesus, but you’ll notice here that it says that he had two horns like a ‘lamb’, in other words there’s some Christ-like feature about this beast, but he spoke like a dragon, and as we’ve studied, and will also study today the dragon is a symbol of Satan working through Rome.
So somehow this beast is connected with Rome because the dragon attempted to kill the male child; That’s Satan, working through Rome, then that dragon beast gave its throne, its seat and authority to the sea beast, and it rules by the authority of Rome. So if this beast speaks like a dragon it must be speaking not only like Satan, it must be speaking like Rome. So this beast is related to Rome in some way.